~ James Taylor
June 27, 2016 This was written for my brothers' last birthday; 57 years of age, and was given to him at his surprise B-day party and read at the memorial service.)
Anthony, You are an amazing. Master of loving kindness and passionate life. A cherished, sensitive, loving strong man; son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, friend, husband, father, and teacher.
Every day in the face of challenges, peaks, valleys, and precious moments a heart of gold is who you are. You have a character of steel with solid morals, deep faith and a great ability for unconditional love. You are a colorful Chef of story and deep dish apple pie deliciousness is who you are. Oh if only I could count the times and ways that you have been a true friend.
Your TLC touches perfectly by simply your beautiful smile and that Joker’s style; a tickle in a pickle. An empowering pinching tease with a very patient ear, deals, meals of Italian stallion spicy sauce, bagels and lox and mmm that early morning steamy cup of Jo to sooth the soul. My favorite is one of your soft flannel shirts to wear or just hold close beside a chilly night’s campfire with smores for those sometimes heated truth talks and gentle breezy full-moonlit walks. Nu-skin silky or that big bear cuddling love tug pulling one in to your extraordinary caring being; oh how flavorful coffee rich fragrant filled socks beyond our wildest dreams are
Family, friends, motorcycles, sunshine high flying fishing, football, Lacrosse, classic rock; R&B, R&R for R&R and jazzy swing with your unique scat singing in the shower is who you are. A classy, sassy, wise, fun-loving, cool spirited soul of passionate garden. Yes, dear brother you are a hoot with a toot. And last but not least, most certainly, you are a “one in a million” hot hunk of burnin love.
You ooze positive mental attitude (P.M.A.) and “live it every day.”
Thank you for being who you are. You are amazing grace.
You are loved dearly. Yes, You are love Anthony. Happy Birthday.
We all love you so much,
Laurie Ann (My birth name.)
Walking along the beach, prayerfully pleading for love's sake,
I came upon this seashell-sand-art; JESUS.
And then instant comforting-waves of loving vibrations...
My brother was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer March 2016. He was told he had eight months to a year to live.
Six months later his 17 year old son, Steven, passed away.
Shortly after, my brother decided, no more chemo.
He wanted to live the rest of his time here in the
best quality possible. He was and remains an
inspiration to many. He lived a few months
longer than expected by doctors.
We give our best to understand and
have learned how important it is to let go
of negative energy and allow love to be.
Obviously, this a big a conversation.
Story and song, are the best ways
for me to process and share my feelings.
Thus, please Go Right Now
and "shower the people you love with love".
It may save lives and profound heartache.
From our family to yours, thank you for your
thoughtful, prayers and loving vibrations.
One day at a time we will get through this.
One of the last, beautiful photos
of my brother and the newest
member of our family, Christopher.
My brother's precious sons.
Some of the
Lori Zackman-Cagno family.
Happy go lucky, Steven in the center.
Website Tour Guide
- Cherished Love
- Family Photos
- In loving memory of Beloved family (current page)
Review, seven title pages with sub-pages.
Meet waves of wonderful artists,
musicians and credits
here, there and everywhere.
Siblings, Jeanne, Anthony, Maria Laurie and my husband Hans.
Maria, Laurie, Jeanne, Anthony
Family and close friends.
Anthony's 57th surprise birthday party.
June 27, 2016
One of the last photos
of them together.
Molly's high school
My precious niece, MollyAnn.
Mollyann is in her 2nd year of college and is amazing.
Anthony and our mom
Cherished Love - In Loving Memory
This is so tough
to share as I reflect and
sew more unconditional love,
patience and understanding.
Fact: Abuse of drugs and alcohol related deaths are staggering.
If only we had all seen deeper,
way sooner, and trust our gifts
of intuition and discernment.
We were so close as the chills gave
me and revealed key glues prior,
especially, that last day,
as we shared fun in the sun,
music and teen conversation.
And, then drove them home.
Dear Family and friends,
We love and appreciate you.
And hope you and yours
are well and loved up.
One day at a time
we will all get
through this heartache.
Allowing memories to comfort and remind us how lucky
we are to know and have
shared this cherished love.
Energy flows where attention goes.
What is your attention focused on?
Too many people, especially, sad to share for us,
is our precious 17 years young, son, grandson,
my/our nephew Steven, who we had to let go
from this earth way too soon.
My husband and I are grateful we shared his last day on earth together at our home with his precious sister and brother.
The next day we were all shocked. Devastated to say the least.
Fact: Abuse of anything compromises optimum health.
In Steven's case, alcohol and heroin took his life.
Nope, he didn't think it would happen to him.
If you and loved ones have been affected
by these kinds of experiences too,
our hearts goes out to you and yours.
Anthony and Steven
A man of great character and substance.
"the truth cuts like a knife." It does.
We must learn, heal, love more and be set free from from inside out.
"Shower the people
Laurie, Anthony, Maria, Jeannie
Brother-in-laws. Vic, Anthony, Glenn, and our father.
to our family.
Steven's First Communion
Anthony Leonard Cagno
June 27, 1960 - May 18, 2017
A current photo of my precious God-son, now age 18.
and his beautiful mom, Lori
Yes, we are all coming along
with each new day.
November 2018My precious Godson, is in his first year of college
and is doing well.
January 29, 1999 - August 12, 2016
you love with love"
nieces and nephews.
September 2, 2012
A double rainbow appeared over
the church during Steve's viewing.
Hundreds of people rushed out to see it.
Year book, dedication from his high school graduation class of 2017
We can learn from
our own, and other's experiences.
I am a witness.
Are you paying attention to important signs
in front of you?
The right questions
responses are key
to see deeper than
Anthony and our father
Anthony with his immediate family.
MollyAnn, Anthony, Steven and Lori